Ambassadoggy judging week is here!!!

We sent out a call and received a resounding howl of support for the M-Net Movies Family Ambassadoggy campaign.

The amount of entries that came in convinced me of the importance of taking every opportunity to take every adventure with our dogs. Thandi also made me realise how fast time flies from puppyhood to maturity and I wouldn’t miss shaping her growth for anything! Dogs really bring us so much joy!

That’s why I am so excited to be a part of these doggy diaries through the contest. We are that much closer to finding the bone-a-fide winner <ha ha ha> of the Ambassadoggy contest being run by M-Net Movies. This week is officially judging week! This means that as the panel of dog-loving judges we are narrowing down entrants into our top 5. Big, small, fluffy and friendly – we have seen them all. The responses have been great so far with hilarious and entertaining clips showing skill and creativity. The Ambassadoggy judges will be judging entries based on looks, performance, and the creativity of the entry as well as how well-trained your canine companion is.

If you have entered your dog into the Ambassadoggy competition, this will be a nail-biting week for you!! Why not keep calm by seeing if you can spot your canine companion here.

Seeing all the entries in the Ambassadoggy contest reminded me of all the experiences Thandi and I have shared. Learning how to navigate a relationship is just as important with a dog, especially as a care-taker. Knowing her favourite treats and how much she loves the outdoors did not come easily but all the effort was well worth it. She’s also a rescue dog from the SPCA, so there are some “special” things about her that I had to learn, like she HATES trucks and cars because she was abandoned with the rest of her litter on the side of a busy road! Your pet always has quirky ways to let you know that you are loved unconditionally, and sometimes, that is all you really need to know.

You can also stay in the know by saving the following im-paw-tent contest information that includes dates and the contest process. From 12 May- 25 May, the top entries chosen by the judges will be required to submit a one minute clip that will be loaded into the M-Net Movies YouTube playlist. From then, the public will be required to ‘like’ the videos that have been uploaded to show which pooches are your choice for Ambassadoggy. The public voting closes officially on the 25th of May which means that the video with the most likes will be selected as the winning entry and therefore the official Ambassadoggy for M-Net Movies Family! Yay!

I can already tell that choosing the top 5 will not be easy! Every adorable pooch that has been entered has melted my heart and got a few approving barks from Thandi too! I really cannot wait until the front runners get their face time and you guys vote for your favourites! I’m itching to find out how it all plays out.

So remember, the big announcement will be made on the 27th of May via an official press release as well as on the website.

How’s that for a plunge into the high life? From then it’s a relationship consisting of paparazzi and the signing of pawtographs for your precious pooch! The official prizes for the winner will be your dog being the face of M-Net Movies Family Channel for a year, from 1 July 2015 to 1 July 2016, a flat screen TV, Explora Decoder and a doggy Pampering voucher. The 4 Runner Ups each receive an Explora Decoder too! How cool is that??

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